Memories carved in stone: Queenscliff Cemetery Walk Point Lonsdale
Be surprised by the stories revealed in a walk around the historic Queenscliff Cemetery at Point Lonsdale. Who were the people who rest here? What brought them to this beautiful coast? What happened? Let names and dates carved in stone reveal the memories of our community.
Walk with a volunteer heritage guide to find out more. Early burials were made on the foreshore until this cemetery was established and bodies re-interred in 1859.
As you wander, become familiar with the names of early pioneers and learn of their contributions to colonial townships established from the 1850s. Glimpses of the sea will remind you of the proximity to Port Phillip Heads and the waters which brought many of these people to live and work in the area, whilst tragically some lost their lives to those same seas.
This is a new tour shaped around the varied stories of people who arrived for a short time or whose families have remained through generations, with tales of heroism or tragedy, of lives worked hard, of lives of service, and of lives lost in the harsh conditions of days gone by.
Soldiers, politicians, sea pilots, suffragettes, school teachers, hoteliers, fishing families … discover much more about the people of Queenscliffe and Point Lonsdale.